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4 servings
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Meal Types:
Main Dishes
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Country Captain

A Southern classic chicken dish.



  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F (160° C).
  2. Combine the flour, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper and the thyme in a bowl. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat until it foams.
  3. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture, shaking off excess, and fry, in batches if needed, until browned on all sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate and drain off all but 1 tablespoon of the fat in the skillet.
  4. Return the skillet to medium heat, add the bacon and fry until crispy. Transfer to a plate. Once cool, crumble and set aside.
  5. Add the onion, pepper, celery, garlic, curry powder and 1 tablespoon of the currants to the skillet and sauté over medium-high heat until soft and fragrant, about 7 minutes.
  6. Stir in the tomatoes and their juices, bring to a boil and simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Spread 1 cup of the tomato sauce in the bottom of an ovenproof casserole large enough to hold the chicken snugly in one layer. Arrange the chicken on top. Pour the remaining sauce over and around the chicken. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for 15 minutes more.
  8. Top with the crumbled bacon, remaining currants and slivered almonds. Serve with cooked rice if allowed and any condiments you wish.
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Haven´t tried it yet but it looks pretty good! However high in Fat! :)
02 Mar 17 by member: Golden Samurai
Am I missing something? I don't see the flour listed on the ingredient list. How much do I need?
13 May 13 by member: acfixerdude
this was wonderful!! chicken thigh with bone it was about 2 per person.
30 Sep 12 by member: Katana55555
I bet this is more than 4 servings. That says 48 oz of chicken thighs for 4 people??? That's 12oz a person!!!
This sounds good...but I'm looking at the breakdown in calories, fat, sodium, cholesterol etc...and it is really high. I guess if I wasn't eating anything else during the day it would be a nice treat..and certainely delicious.
27 Oct 10 by member: Seeyah


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Nutrition summary:

There are 712 calories in 1 serving of Country Captain.
Calorie break-down: 60% fat, 11% carbs, 29% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 422
Calories 712
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 46.9g 72%
  Saturated Fat 15.09g 75%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 8.247g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 18.937g  
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Sodium 1082mg 45%
Potassium 654mg  
Total Carbohydrate 18.74g 6%
  Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
  Sugars 9.89g  
Protein 51.55g  
Vitamin A 124% Vitamin C 408%
Calcium 45% Iron 119%
of RDI*
(712 calories)
36% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (11%)
Fat (60%)
Protein (29%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories